Configuration storage refers to stored configuration data in Operations Center as well as data used for version tracking. By default, the data store is an Object ODB that is embedded in Operations Center and installed with Operations Center. If there is an active database definition set up to use the Operations Center embedded database for Configuration Storage, the embedded database starts when the server starts.
However, configuring an external database for configuration storage is recommended. For more information on supported databases, see the Operations Center 5.0 Getting Started Guide. Note that not all of the databases support the Version Tracking functionality. For more information, see the Operations Center 5.0 Version Tracking Guide.
The following sections provide details on configuring the Configuration Storage database and enabling processes to perform maintenance on database entries:
The following databases require configurations in order to use them for configuration storage:
The following database requirements apply when configuring a database for configuration storage:
Verify you have set the proper log space requirements as advised by the appropriate database vendor.
Database must be case insensitive.
The database default bufferpool and table space size must be 8K or larger when using DB2 as the Configuration Storage database.
Be sure to create a user temporary tablespace and ensure that the proper access rights granted to the database user.
If using Oracle 10g as the database for Configuration Storage, set the database character set to the default value. The default character set is based on language settings from the operating system.
The following errors have occurred in the formula.trc file when using Oracle 10g with the character setting of Unicode (AL32UTF8).
WARN org.hibernate.util.JDBCExceptionReporter - SQL Error: 24813, SQLState: 99999
ERROR org.hibernate.util.JDBCExceptionReporter - ORA-24813: cannot send or receive an unsupported LOB
WARN Adapter.Meta.Graphics - Unable to load graphics setup
To configure Oracle RAC for Configuration Storage:
Download and install the Oracle Instant Client.
Download the 32-bit version if using the 32 bit JVM bundled with Operations Center.
Copy the ojdbc6.jar file from the Oracle Instant Client installataion to your jre/lib/ext directory.
Create a file named tnsnames.ora in the Oracle Instant Client installataion directory, then add the following entry to the file:
racdb = (DESCRIPTION=
To allow the OCI dll files to be loaded, edit the system environment variables:
Add an entry for TNS_ADMIN with the value of drive:/OracleInstantClient_install_path
Edit the LIB and PATH variables to add drive:/OracleInstantClient_install_path to the beginning of both strings.
Then, verify the changes to the system environment variables have been applied.
Selectas the configuration storage type to connect to RAC.
The Configuration Storage database is not configured using a Database Definition, but through the Configuration Manager (in the Updating Server Settings Using the Configuration Manager. Configuration Storage data can be shared among multiple Operations Center servers. For more information on configurations, see Section 8.0, Managing Configurations.pane) instead. For more detailed information about the Configuration Manger, see
To specify a configuration storage database:
Perform any steps necessary to configure the database. For instructions, see Section 7.2.1, Configuring the Database.
Access the Configuration Manager.
For information on launching the Configuration Manager, see Section 2.1, Accessing and Using Configuration Manager.
On thetab of Configuration Manager, click .
Do one of the following for the:
Clickto create a new Configuration Storage definition.
Thedialog box opens.
Clickto change the parameter for a Configuration Storage.
If you have multiple Configuration Storage data stores, click, then select one from the list.
Enter a name for the new configuration in thefield.
From thelist, select the database type.
Properties fields display based on the type selected.
Specify the required properties to connect to the database (properties vary depending on the database type selected):
Server Name: The name of the database server.
Port: The port number used by the database server to communicate with Operations Center. A default port is provided for each type of database.
Domain: The domain to use for domain authentication with single sign on (used when defining a Microsoft SQL Server database with Domain Authentication).
User Name: The User ID with administrator rights to access the database.
If using Microsoft SQL Server with Domain Authentication, specify the username of the Windows user account, or leave blank (on Windows servers) to attempt to use the credentials of the currently active Windows user account.
Password: The password for the user account entered above.
If using Microsoft SQL Server with Domain Authentication, specify the password of the Windows user account, or leave blank (on Windows servers) to attempt to use the credentials of the currently active Windows user account.
Database Name: Name of the database to be used as the Configuration Storage data store.
Additional JDBC URL Parameters: (Optional) Additional JDBC URL property values for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server (Domain Authentication) databases. Prefix each parameter entry with a semi-colon, such as:
SID: The System ID for an Oracle database.
Service Name: The service name for an Oracle RAC database.
Track Configuration History: Enables Version Tracking. For more information on configuring Version Tracking, see Operations Center 5.0 Version Tracking Guide.
Retention Days: The number of days to retain version tracking data. For more information on configuring Version Tracking, see Operations Center 5.0 Version Tracking Guide.
A clean up process can be enabled that performs a maintenance clean up on Configation Storage database entries when the Operations Center server starts. Running the clean up process removes entries for elements under root=Elements that do not have relationships, attributes, or children.
In order for the clean up process to successfully run:
Version Tracking must not be enabled.
For more information about Version Tracking, see Operations Center 5.0 Version Tracking Guide.
The server must be specified as the primary database writer (or cluster coordinator) if the server is part of a clustered environment.
For more information on configuring Operations Center servers in a clustered environment, see Operations Center 5.0 Server Installation Guide.
To enable ConfigStore clean up:
Open the /OperationsCenter_install_path/config/Formula.custom.properties file (or create one if you do not already have it) to add or edit the following properties:
Server.cleanConfigEntries.atServerStart Set to true to start the clean up of configuration entries when the server starts.
Server.cleanConfigEntries.maxTraverseDepth Specify the maximum number of levels to traverse for elements under root=Elements. Set to 0 to not impose any limit.
Server.cleanConfigEntries.maxTraverseEntries Specify the maximum number of entries to traverse for elements under root=Elements. Set to 0 to not impose any limit.
Server.cleanConfigEntries.maxRemoveEntries Specify the maximum number of qualifying entries to remove for elements under root=Elements. Set to 0 to not impose any limit.
Note that these properties can be copied from the /OperationsCenter_install_path/config/formula.properties into the Formula.custom.properties files, then uncommented and customized.
For more information about using the Formula.custom.properties file to customize configuration options, see Section 2.4, Making Custom Changes.
Stop and restart the Operations Center server for the changes to take effect.